Lesson: Week 6
by Tom Baker
Lessons and Discussion Questions
Lesson 27: Above all else I want to see.
Above all else I want to see how Love Itself sees.
Lesson 28: Above all else I want to see things differently.
I challenge the way I am used to seeing. I am willing to give up my definitions of everything so I can see with the eyes of Love: eternal and joined. In everything and everyone is the key to vision when I see it/them fresh and in stillness as a way into Love. Zen does this as a way into peace.
Lesson 29: God is in everything I see.
This is why the meaning we have given things is superficial and incomplete. This is one of the major process lessons in the Workbook so far. When Love is universally applied Love begins to be universally welcomed. "Try then, today, to begin to learn how to look on all things with love, appreciation, and open-mindedness. You do not seem them now. Would you know what is in them? Nothing is as it appears to you. Its holy purpose stands beyond your little range." That "little range" is your ego defined self.
Lesson 30: God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.
God is not in your head, God is in your mind/heart/soul. The new suggestion is to project our love onto others and animals and things, but not to the exclusion of the self. The ego will change this exercise into a comparison with you as the loser. In the ego’s world of loss and fear there are winners and losers. In Love’s world (the happy dream) there is only the angel experimenting with duality and, in our case, getting burned.
Lesson 31: I am not the victim of the world I see.
The notion that we are victims of the world and of each other is one of the ego’s strongest teachings. If no one saw themselves as victims of the world they see, we would have a dramatic improvement in human relations.
Lesson 32: I have invented the world I see.
I have invented this marriage situation, I have invented this parent situation, I have invented this legal situation, I have invented this employment situation. Notice where the victim is in these situations that you have invented.
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